School Mission, Vision, and Core Beliefs


Noel Community Arts School prepares students for success in college and career by ensuring high achievement and creative thinking through rigorous academics and meaningful application of the arts.


  • NCAS inspires and equips the next generation of artists, innovators, and activists by meaningfully integrating the arts into all content areas and learning environments.
  • Faculty and students use creative practices and the arts to deepen and broaden mastery of academic content, allowing students to express ideas and take initiative both in the classroom and throughout the broader community.
  • NCAS faculty utilizes feedback, reflection, collaboration, intentional planning, and the use of data as essential components of the instructional model at NCAS.
  • NCAS will foster a culture that values both individualization and community so that all members of the NCAS community will be valued, accepted and encouraged.

School Core Values

Students are expected to follow these five school core values in order to exert effort and focus on academic achievement. Teachers are expected to teach and reinforce these expectations. At Noel Community Arts School we will always be STARS:

  • Scholarly
  • Trustworthy
  • Authentic
  • Respectful
  • Safe